The final Sunday of September was spend soaking in all that is the outer sunset. From long lines at all the must stop restaurants to neighbors lazing around in casual clothes and flip flops, 48th Avenue and Judah is the center meeting place in this close knit community.
Hearing crashing waves while enjoying brunch at Java Beach Cafe is a special feeling that reminds me of my life before San Francisco in the central coast town of Santa Barbara. The brightly colored homes and buildings brings a pop of color to the often cloudy, fog filled skies. The hours spent peeking into the General Store, enjoying a snowy plover and strawberry corn muffin at Andytown Coffee Roasters and hitting the bluffs at ocean beach is a good way to enjoy a seaside afternoon.
This area isn't only home to some amazing food spots, but also home to small art studios such as The Great Highway Gallery and some one of a kind stores such as Mullusk Surf Shop. Other enjoyable places to visit while in the area are Trouble Coffee, Outerlands, and Devil's Teeth Baking Company. Don't be surprised to spot wet suit covered surfers roaming the streets, barefoot beach go-ers with sandy feet and an all around feeling of simple beach living. For a little escape to change up to your typical Sunday, grab a friend and walk the sand dollar scattered beach to feel alive while embracing the sun or the fog.
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